Nondestructive determination of the longitudinal chromatic dispersion distribution along an optical fiber

Ping Kong Alexander Wai, F. Moldoveanu, H. H. Chen, Y. K. Tsang

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A nondestructive technique for determining the longitudinal dispersion profile of an optical fiber is discussed. The technique uses the output waveforms of the optical fiber and an optimization algorithm to determine the fiber characteristics. The formalism is also used for generalization of third-order dispersion coefficient or Kerr constant.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-314
Number of pages3
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2001


  • Chromatic dispersion
  • Optical fibers
  • Optimization algorithm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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